There are 4 ways to get from Sion to Zürich by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Sion to Visp 90 / ...
  2. Take the train from Visp to Zürich HB 8 / ...

$86 - $156

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Bus  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Sion to Zurich K288

$16 - $27

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Sion to Zürich 173 miles

$35 - $55

Train, fly  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Sion to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Zurich (ZRH) GVA - ZRH

$114 - $244

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sion to Zürich is to bus which costs SFr 16 - SFr 27 and takes 4 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sion to Zürich is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 2 h 47 min.

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The distance between Sion and Zürich is 156 km. The road distance is 276.9 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 12 min to get from Sion to Zürich, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sion and arriving at Zurich. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sion to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Sion and arriving at Zürich HB via Visp. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 12 min.

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Sion to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Sion station.

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Map of how to get from Sion to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 97.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 12 min

What companies run services between Sion, Switzerland and Zürich, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Sion to Zürich via Visp in around 3 h 12 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Sion to Zürich twice daily. Tickets cost $16 - $27 and the journey takes 4 h 55 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Sion to Visp
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Sion to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Sion to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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